Chapter 2: Filling and Stroking
In This Chapter
Adding color to a selection
Filling with the Paint Bucket tool
Adding a stroke around a selection
Working with gradients
Creating and applying patterns
Elements offers several ways to create elements (say, geometric shapes) out of pixels. Filling and stroking such elements are two of the most popular commands at your disposal. The Fill command adds a color or a pattern to the entire selection, whereas the Stroke command applies the color to only the selection border.
This chapter shows you how to fill and stroke your selections. If filling and stroking with solid color is just too mundane for you, we also show you how to create and apply multicolored gradient blends as well as the best ways to make and use patterns. After reading this chapter, you’ll have your “fill” of different fills and strokes.